FIFA World Cup 2018: TV wins industry awards for excellent coverage

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FIFA’s TV Services division has won two prestigious industry awards for the outstanding production of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The TV Services, from the World governing body for football, has bagged the Outstanding Live Achievement Award and the newly-introduced Outstanding Technical Achievement, Imaging award.

The awards are a testimony to the exceptional production and broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

As well as coming top in the “Outstanding Live Achievement” category for its 37-camera live UHD broadcast of all 64 matches, FIFA TV also claimed the inaugural award for “Outstanding Technical Achievement, Imaging”, introduced at this year’s SVG Sport Production Awards, FIFA has stated on its official website.

“These two awards round off an exceptional FIFA World Cup that was notable for the outstanding quality of the live broadcast. We are particularly delighted to win the new Outstanding Technical Achievement award for imaging for our innovative multi-layer production concept, which allowed us to deliver multiple formats through a single production process and enhanced video quality on every TV set around the world,” explained Florin Mitu, FIFA’s Head of Broadcast Production, who attended the awards ceremony in Amsterdam on Thursday evening.

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“We’re very proud to receive these awards, which reflect the hard work and dedication of the whole team during months and years of preparation. They are a recognition of our commitment to enhancing the experience of football fans everywhere and telling the story of world football’s greatest spectacle at the very highest standard broadcast technology allows,” said Josh Smith, FIFA’s Director of TV Services.

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